Community achievements and outstanding contributions by professionals in East Chicago, Hammond and neighboring communities, were recognized during the annual Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce’s annual recognition event on March 9 at Dynasty Banquet Center in Hammond.
Leo Correa, CEO Community Healthcare System’s Saint Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and Jeff Williams, general manager Marcus Allard Rental in Highland, were recognized as the chamber’s business persons of the year.
Other award winners include:
East Chicago: Patrick Nickos, master firefighter; William Johnsen, patrolman; Jeffrey Sanchez, patrolman; and Jacqueline Kaptur, teacher
Hammond: Thomas Smith, EMT-2; Christopher Barras, senior captain; Timothy Schultz, police officer; and teachers Mira Projovic, Marisa Renwald and Stephanie Vargas.
East Chicago: Ameristar East Chicago Casino Hotel, Buckeye Partners, LP, Cline Avenue Bridge, LLC, El Gran Taco, Fresenius Kidney Care, Ivy Tech Community College, Saint Catherine Hospital.
Hammond: Franciscan Alliance Central Billing Office, GW Properties, Ice Kube Sports Complex, Ligia’s Café & Juice Bar, Street Shack, Purdue University Northwest-Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center; Bioscience Innovation Building
Longevity Awards: BP Whiting Business Unit, city of Hammond, Dynasty Banquets, El Taco Real, First Merchants Bank, Indiana University Northwest, Krieg DeVault, LLP, Marcus Allard Rental, Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse